Man in custody for raping two girls in his orphanage
An Oyo State Family Court 2, sitting in Iyaganku, Ibadan, ordered the remand of the owner of Kingdom Cornerstone Orphanage Home, who is accused of raping two girls in the orphanage, yesterday.
The police charged the man, Kolade Ajayi, 52, with rape of two girls, one of whom was a minor.
Due to a lack of jurisdiction, the Magistrate, Mrs P. O. Adetuyibi, did not take the defendant’s plea and instead ordered that he be remanded at the Abolongo Correctional Centre in Oyo town.
Adetuyibi stated that Ajayi would be held in custody pending advice from the state Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), and adjourned the case until May 9 for further consideration.
Earlier, the Prosecutor, Insp Folake Ewe told the court that Ajayi, the CEO of Kingdom Cornerstone Orphanage Home, Ago-Tailor in Odo-Ona area of Ibadan, raped the two girls, between 2022 and March 2023.
The prosecutor said one of the victims was 16 years and the other, 19.
She said the offence contravened section 34 of the Oyo State Child Rights Law, 2006.